Monday, April 6, 2009

Tanks for Nothing

One of the wardrobe essentials that I rely on are basic tank tops that can be layered with anything. In a move reminiscent of Goldilocks, I have long been on a quest for the perfect tank, and have had to sample a lot of duds to find one that fit. Most tanks have fallen short of ideal- the Fruit of the Loom ones are too thin and see-through, the American Apparel ones are too boxy, and the J.Crew ones shrink with each wash until the hemline rests above your belly button.
Over the years, I have tried just about every brand's take, from the cheapest to the most seemingly-ridiculously-priced (to the point where you half expect to see "Made from 100% Angel Feathers" when you read the tag). If there was a dog show for tank tops, I feel like I would be qualified to judge it. Happily, I have finally found my "Best in Show" (from a surprising source).

Old Navy makes simple 100% cotton tanks in a rainbow of colors for just $8.50 a pop. They are cut well (not too short, not too long, with a flattering neckline), soft and durable, and come at a price that pleases any pocketbook. As Goldy would say, "just right."

1 comment:

Kristan Anne said...

I agree. Old Navy's tanks are the best I've tried.

Cute blog!